At BJP manifesto launch, PM Modi references ‘global unrest’ to call for an ‘unequivocal majority’ for his govt.

At BJP manifesto launch, PM Modi references ‘global unrest’ to call for an ‘unequivocal majority’ for his govt.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP president J.P. Nadda, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during the launch of BJP’s Sankalp Patra in New Delhi on April 14, 2024 | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy On a day when the conflict in West Asia appeared to be escalating, Prime Minister Narendra … Read more

Iran-Israel tensions | Seriously concerned over escalating hostilities: India

Iran-Israel tensions | Seriously concerned over escalating hostilities: India

An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel on April 14, 2024 | Photo Credit: Reuters India on April 14 said it is seriously concerned over escalating hostilities between Israel and Iran, and called for immediate de-escalation of the situation. Iran-Israel tensions LIVE updates April 14, 2024 … Read more

The baby-father ‘cradle bond’ of the Muria tribe

The baby-father ‘cradle bond’ of the Muria tribe

A baby sleeps in a bamboo cradle woven by his father at Chukkalapadu settlement of the Muria tribe in Alluri Sitarama Raju district of Andhra Pradesh. | Photo Credit: G.N. Rao Chukkalapadu (ASR district) Kovvasi Chukkayya, 40, a Muria tribal farmer, in the Chukkalapadu settlement of Alluri Sitarama Raju district, Andhra Pradesh, holds two baskets … Read more

Not an ‘easy take’ for Navneet Rana in Amravati 

Not an ‘easy take’ for Navneet Rana in Amravati 

File picture of BJP candidate Navneet Rana during an election rally before filing her nomination from the Amravati Lok Sabha constituency for the Lok Sabha polls, in Maharashtra on April 4, 2024 | Photo Credit: PTI In the bustling political scene of communally sensitive Amravati, actor-turned-Independent MP Navneet Kaur Rana is preparing for a role … Read more

Artificial ‘Kanikonna’ holds sway over Vishu market

Artificial ‘Kanikonna’ holds sway over Vishu market

“It is Vishu eve. Everything of golden hue in the market is fetching a premium,” says a wholesale vegetable trader in Ernakulam, making light of an unusually damp market this year. Among the yellow stuff that define Vishu and go to fill a platter of auspicious sighting objects is ‘Kanikonna’ (cassia fistula) or golden shower. … Read more